Congratulations to the US Green Building Council:
According to a press release issued yesterday, the juggernaut USGBC just announced the Platinum certification of its new Washington D.C. headquarters in the Foggy Bottom district. It's the first project to obtain certification under the latest version of LEED, and the two-level, 75,000 square foot space triples the size of the USGBC's previous Platinum location.
You should follow this link for some gorgeous pictures of the new headquarters, which among other things, used beautifully finished salvaged gumwood from the bottom of the Tennessee river
(Via Jetson Green.)